Mental Health Services
Recovering Hope Outpatient Services expanded their services for the surrounding communities. Recovering Hope Outpatient Services provides medication management for psychiatric services via telehealth, individual mental health sessions, family therapy, assessments for children 0-5, adolescent individual mental health sessions, assessments for all ages and genders, and couple’s counseling.
Recovering Hope Outpatient Services provides ability to find a therapist that fits your style and schedule. Each therapist has their own specialty from EMDR, TF-CBT, animal assisted services, and DBT skills. Upon calling to schedule, our front desk staff will ask you a variety of questions to best connect you with a therapist that meets your needs.
Recovering Hope Outpatient Services is able to provide diagnostic assessments for mental health and provide referrals for services that best meet your needs. Recovering Hope Outpatient Services is able to provide DC: 0-5 assessments for children.
Mental Health Services Staff
Jamie Bankers, MA, LADC, LPCC
Director of Recovery Support & Clinical Therapist
Jamie received her Master of Art’s degree in Addiction Studies from Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Capella University. As the Director of Recovery Support, Jamie is responsible for managing and directing the activities of the Recovery Advocates and admission team. Jamie also provides individual psychotherapy to clients. She is EMDR trained and implements EMDR protocol to assist clients in addressing trauma, anxiety and other mental health symptoms.
Originally from Kimball, Minnesota, Jamie now resides on a hobby farm in the Mora area with her husband and their six children. Away from work, Jamie enjoys spending time with her family, attending children’s sporting events, throwing hay bales, and tending to her animals.
Darci Wikelius, MA, LADC, LPCC
Darci joined Recovering Hope Treatment Center as our first mental health therapy provider in October 2016. She became a chemical dependency counselor in 2009 and a mental health therapist in 2012, as she focuses on the co-occurrence of disorders. Darci has worked in a variety of areas including intensive care for children with Autism, sex offender treatment for developmentally disabled adults, substance use assessments for individuals committed as MI/CD, Outpatient Therapy and sex offender specific treatment at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program and within the Department of Corrections, Sex Offender Program. Her passion is assisting individuals in finding value and meaning in their lives, particularly in addressing areas surrounding relationships, sexuality, abuse/trauma, behavioral issues and self-worth. Darci is also a Board-Certified Supervisor and provides licensing supervision to individuals seeking LADC or LPCC licensure at RHTC. She also incorporates the use of Animal Assisted Therapy in her individual therapy sessions with her certified therapy dog, Marvel.
Currently, Darci is attending graduate school as she works towards her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. When she has free time, she enjoys being with friends and family.
Katie Burggraff, LPCC
Katie received her Master’s of Art Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in 2015. Katie obtained her Licensed Professional Counselor license in 2016 and became fully licensed as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 2019. Katie has experience working with individuals of varying ages and diagnoses including: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, Trauma, Personality Disorders, Anxiety, and Depression. Katie has worked in Day Treatment and intensive services for teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorder and comorbid diagnoses. Katie provides DC: 0-5 diagnostic assessments for children 5 years of age and younger. She has experience partnering with a Psychologist for Psychological Evaluations for children ages 0-5 completing diagnostic assessments and administering and scoring assessment protocols. She uses strategies from many methodologies including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis, Social Thinking, and Play Therapy. Katie provides a calm, inviting, and therapeutic environment for clients to explore their journey towards meaning and growth. In her spare time, Katie enjoys being outdoors, playing with her dogs, and being on the water.
Sue Peterson, MSW, LICSW
Sue received her master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of St. Thomas. She has worked with a variety of populations and used her experience and educational background to support her clients and promote self-determination. She has a strong interest in working with clients facing grief and loss, depression, anxiety, SPMI, domestic violence, abuse and trauma.
Sue enjoys being outdoors, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.
Carissa White, MPS, LADC
As a counselor, Carissa strives to come alongside and understand the unique issues people face. She believes in helping clients identify their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and how they can be a catalyst for understanding the beliefs and motivations that keep them “stuck” and make it difficult for them to change.
Carissa is dedicated to lifelong learning. She uphold the standards of professional conduct as outlined by the state of Minnesota and its Board of Behavioral Health.
Kim Apel, MA, LADC
Kim has a Masters in Adlerian Psychology with a focus in Co-Occurring Disorders from Alder Graduate School, a master’s in forensic psychology from Argosy University and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Saint Cloud State University. Kim is trained in EMDR through an EMDRIA provider, a powerful tool in the treatment of trauma.
Kim is an eclectic, genuine, and client-centered counselor; meaning, she will adapt to each Client’s needs, meet them where they are, and use various counseling techniques that are tailored to each person. She finds that authenticity helps people feel comfortable working with her; it helps build an effective therapeutic alliance with no judgment. Kim concentrates on a holistic approach and integrative mindset which allows clients to explore self-limiting beliefs, realize inner wisdom, and transform emotional pain into meaningful and long-lasting change.
Kim utilizes a strengths-based approach, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused methods with a heavy emphasis on Positive Psychodynamic Therapy. She is passionate about nurturing others’ ability to grow through their trauma and become their best selves.
Marvel Wikelius, Shih Tzu
Certified Therapy Dog
Marvel is a 5-pound Shih Tzu that was born in May 2016. He is a certified therapy dog through Pet Partners and United States Animal Registry. He loves playing with his older brother (Brodie, Shih Tzu), going on walks, and snuggling on the couch. However, his favorite thing to do is going to RHTC with his mom. At RHTC, he gives lots of hugs and kisses to others and brings a sense of peace and calmness to any room he enters.